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The world must go faster and farther to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, new report says

The world needs to redouble its efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report launched today.  


Immediate action is needed to step up climate adaptation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

With mounting costs of adaptation, immediate action pays off, says new UNDP report. But region is best placed to intensify its adaptation work.  


EU-supported initiative helps boost Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction implementation in Africa

As southern African countries deal with the effects of El Nino and prepare for La Nina, representatives of disaster risk management authorities in the sub-region convened this week to kick off a risk…  


International Day of Happiness in Brussels calls for climate action

The International Day of Happiness was marked on Sunday in Brussels through an event with the participation of Red, the hero of the “Angry Birds” mobile game and upcoming movie, who was appointed by…  


One year on, Albania remembers its deadliest floods

Ali is a shepherd from Suhe Village in Gjirokaster, in southern Albania. Each day he rises at dawn to care for his grass-fed sheep. He makes a living by selling the milk he gets from the sheep to a…  



UNDP announces ‘5-10-50’ – new global programme in support of disaster resilience

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.  


International Forum Calls for Focus on Disaster Recovery

Globally, natural disasters have caused damages of nearly $4 trillion over the past 30 years—and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise.  

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